Bloomberg Appoints Merryn Somerset Webb as Senior Columnist, Ahead of Expansion of Wealth Content for UK Audiences

October 11, 2022 – Today Bloomberg announced the appointment of Merryn Somerset Webb as Senior Columnist at Bloomberg Opinion. In her role, she will write a weekly column on investment and personal finance and host a podcast as part of an expansion of Bloomberg’s Wealth content for UK audiences later this year.

Merryn joins the global news organisation after serving as Editor-in-Chief of financial magazine MoneyWeek, where she was also the launch editor. She was also a Contributing Editor at the Financial Times, where she wrote a weekly column on personal finance and investment.

At Bloomberg, Merryn joins her former MoneyWeek colleague John Stepek, who became a Senior Reporter on Bloomberg’s Wealth team in September. They will contribute to additional digital and video content, highlighting their personal finance expertise.

Adding to Bloomberg’s Wealth offering in the UK, John will also lead a daily newsletter that will explain what the top financial stories of the day mean for personal investment portfolios. He spent 17 years at MoneyWeek, most recently in the role of Executive Editor and as the main writer of the popular Money Morning newsletter. He is also the author of The Sceptical Investor, a book on contrarian investing techniques.

Merryn starts at Bloomberg in November. The new weekly podcast on personal finance that she will host will debut at a later date.

Her honors in journalism include the Wincott Awards’ Personal Finance Journalist of the Year in 2008 and 2018. Last month, the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) named her Best Financial Consumer Journalist. She began her career at Japan’s public broadcaster NHK in Tokyo before moving to be an institutional broker for what was then SBC Warburg. In addition, Merryn has published two books including Share Power, which explores the benefits of shareholder capitalism in the UK.

In May 2022, Bloomberg Media launched Bloomberg UK, a cross-platform editorial brand dedicated to digital-first business and financial news for modern British audiences. Led by a London newsroom of more than 500 journalists and analysts—one of the largest in Europe — the new offering builds upon Bloomberg News’ long tradition of unbiased, data-driven journalism.